Have received many requests for source footage used to create "9/11 Chronology
" (on 20041102.Last.Chance DVD). So I've simplified the split-screen to being a 2-way, with no timecode overtop, and no pop-up-video information. Probably the most basic I can reduce the footage to and still have some sense of it being recontextualized.
The ideal aspect ratio for watching this footage is 8:3 (4:3 doubled horizontally). That's pretty close to 2.21:1 as I've tagged the MPEG-2. Computers seem to play it back fine, but unfortunately there is no 2.21:1 native resolution for DVDs... only 4:3 or 16:9. So you may have to re-render the footage if you want to create a playable DVD. I tried to author a native 2.21:1 DVD with DVD Lab Pro... my XBMC played it fine, but X-Box dashboard played it back 4:3 (too stretched to be watchable). It really makes me wonder what the big deal about all these HDTVs are when there isn't even a DVD format that supports 2.21:1 without wasting vertical lines of resolution. Anyhoo...
Files of interest are...
4.7 GB MPEG-2 of 9/11 Chronology Source - Live CNN and FOX coverage.
This is what people have been asking for so I've digitized the crappy EP VHS tape I purchased on eBay (containing both CNN and FOX) and performed this basic split-screen. I'm also making MPEG-2 archive of non-split screen copies which I'm sure I can NOT upload to IA, but I can mail out on DVD-Rs to anyone working on a project. The footage is such low quality though, I expect 99% of people's needs could be met by altering this split screen footage in a video editing program. Kill 1 of the audio channels, stretch it horizontally... yer done! And it saves me some time.
Since the file is so freaking big, I'm sure some will prefer to review a smaller quicktime
version of the same footage. IA's conversion engine seems to have some glitches, resulting in an incorrect aspect ratio, and reversed left-right audio channels. The MPEG-2
is correct though.
MPEG-1 of impact collection
, as downloaded off a bitTorrent tracker in 2004.
MPEG-1 of camera shaking
, this occurs moments before a WTC1 collapses. "WTC - The First 24 Hours
" is a DVD which contains the cleanest version of this footage.
Quicktimes at 30fps
of Bush at Booker Elementary. While there is much overlap between these 2 files, they are not identical coverage. I combined them in 9/11 Chronology
to show both the lead up to the book reading, and the reading itself. They were hosted originally on BuzzFlash
and The Memory Hole
There is also some audio
from flight UA93 where a terrorist talks to ground control.
This doesn't cover every last fragment I used to create 9/11 Chronology
, but its everything I have on hand. I expect most of these pieces are easy to come by, except for the CNN and FOX live coverage. Obviously 9/11 Chronology
uses footage from the Naudet 9/11 documentary
as well, but I can't upload that.
March 24, 2007
An excellent compilation
It's fantastic to have this 9/11 material in one collection, and really interesting to compare what was immediately shown with the footage that is now widely available. For example, this includes short segments of the "falling people" footage, and some shots of people clearly about to jump, which was immediately cut in the live telecast.